Gerald Summers Three Legged Upholstered Stool

British

1930's

Designed 1933 by Gerald Summers (1899-1967)
Made by '
Makers of Simple Furniture' (1931-1940)

White Tinted Birch Ply

Gerald Summers was the most innovative British Modernist designer and in only ten years produced over a hundred furniture designs which capture the zeitgeist of the 1930's. A very simple sturdy three legged stool with a white tinted finish; please note the contemporary image which was taken from a contemporary advertisement and was provided by the Summers family.

Provenance:
English private collection, Andrew MacIntosh-Patrick

Museums & Exhibitions:
Victoria & Albert Museum: The Bent Plywood Armchair is on permanent exhibition in the new 20th Century Furniture Galleries.
Museum of Modern Art, New York 2013/14 Exhibition: The Magic of Plywood.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vitra Design Museum
Thirties British Art and Design before the War organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain, London 1979
‘Constructivism in Art & Design’ Crafts Council Gallery, London 1988

Bibliography:
The Design History Journal 1992 Vol.5 No.3 - precis of Masters' thesis by Martha Deese, Metropolitan Museum New York
A History of British Design 1839-1970 Fiona McCarthy pub. 1972
Gerald Summers: Furniture For the Concrete Age Dunn and Mantz pub. 2012
1000 Chairs Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Cologne 2000
Design for Today 1934
100 Masterpieces Vitra Design Museum
Furnishing the small Home published London and New York 1930’s by the Studio Ltd.
Bent Wood and Metal Furniture 1850-1946 University of Washington Press edited by Derek E. Ostergard

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